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New DC Law Bans Non-Compete Agreements for Employees Making Below $150,000 Per Year

A new D.C. law that takes effect on October 1, 2022, will significantly limit the ability of employers to tie their District of Columbia-based employees to noncompetition agreements.

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Famili Quoted in POLITICO on the Federal Climate of the Booming Cannabis Industry

Leader of Manatt@s Cannabis and CBD practice@Anita Famili spoke with POLITICO about how federal illegality is impacting cannabis businesses in states that have new recreational marijuana markets. In the article, Famili noted that marijuana companies are at a disadvantage when it comes to federal taxes, saying @the cost of doing business for weed companies is just much higher than any other...

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CA Fails to Extend Privacy Exemptions for B2B and Employment Data from the CCPA into 2023

Beginning on January 1, 2023, the California Consumer Privacy Act will apply to personal information collected by companies subject to the CCPA about their employees, job applications, and individuals at actual or prospective business customers, vendors, and suppliers.

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Post-Dobbs Considerations for Provider Organizations: Navigating State Restrictions on Abortion

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s June 24 decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, more than a dozen states have enacted new laws—or begun to enforce old ones—that prohibit all or most abortions

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SEC Investigates Possible Brokerage Activities Linked to Token Listings

Following the recent filing of the SEC’s insider trading complaint against a former manager of Coinbase Global, Inc. (“Coinbase”), the SEC is now investigating Coinbase.

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Entrepreneurs Beware — Is Biden’s FTC Challenge Of The Meta-Within VR Deal About Competition Or Politics?

In Manatt Antitrust Partner David Reichenberg@s latest Forbes column, he discussed the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) challenge to Meta@s acquisition of VR-App builder Within and evaluated the FTC@s claim that there is cross-platform competition amongst similar Apps.@Reichenberg explained how the FTC filed a suit against Meta on the grounds that a fitness-focused VR App called Supernatural...

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SEC Enforcement Case Labels Some Cryptocurrency Tokens as Securities

In the long running question of whether cryptocurrency tokens are securities, the Securities and Exchange Commission has volleyed new claims against a former employee of Coinbase Global, Inc., alleging insider trading of securities listed on the exchange.

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CARU Determines Primark’s Advertising Furthers Negative Gender Stereotypes

The Children’s Advertising Review Unit of BBB National Programs has recommended that Primark US Corp. modify its children’s products and their associated advertising messages to not violate CARU’s recently revised Advertising Guidelines, which provide that “[a]dvertising should not portray or encourage negative social stereotyping, prejudice, or discrimination.”

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7 Ways Companies Can Harness Failure to Drive Success

In his latest column for Entrepreneur, Manatt Digital and Technology Managing Director Kalon Gutierrez examined the value of failure and how it is a necessary ingredient of success.

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Justices Limit EPA Greenhouse Gas Emissions Regulation, Stop Short of What Observers Hoped/Feared

The Supreme Court severely limited the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) asserted authority to regulate greenhouse gases from existing emission sources such as coal-fired power plants.

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